Web Application Firewall

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FortiWeb’s web application firewall (WAF) protects mission-critical web apps from known and unknown vulnerabilities. Advanced ML-powered features increase security while decreasing managerial overhead. Anomaly detection, API discovery and protection, bot mitigation, and advanced threat analytics are all capabilities that can be used to spot the most important threats across all protected applications.

FortiWeb: Web Application and API Protection Use Cases

Web applications and APIs have emerged as the preferred tools for developing mission-critical applications, and those applications must keep up with the demands of the company. FortiWeb provides the performance, manageability, and breadth of protection needed to safeguard these modern web apps.



Block known and zero-day threats to applications without affecting legitimate users or requiring the excessive management overhead required by conventional application learning.

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Block malicious bot activity while allowing legitimate business bots, such as search engines and health and performance tracking tools, to operate normally.

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Safeguard the APIs that allow B2B communications and provide support for your mobile applications.

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Use Threat Analytics to consolidate raw event data into a clear picture of the most significant threats.

FortiWeb's WAF Solution

FortiWeb WAFs offer advanced protection for your web apps and APIs against known and unknown threats. FortiWeb protects against the OWASP Top 10 and more with an advanced multi-layered strategy. FortiWeb ML customizes application protection to provide robust protection without the time-consuming manual tuning needed by other solutions. FortiWeb uses machine learning to detect anomalous behavior and, more significantly, to distinguish between malicious and benign anomalies. The solution also has strong bot mitigation capabilities, enabling benign bots (such as search engines) to connect while blocking malicious bot activity.

FortiWeb provides deployment options that can safeguard corporate applications regardless of where they are hosted. Hardware appliances, virtual machines, and containers can be installed in the data center, in cloud environments, or in FortiWeb Cloud WAF as a Service, a cloud-native SaaS solution.

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Features and Benefits


Proven Web Application

FortiWeb defends mission-critical web apps and APIs against all OWASP Top-10 threats, DDOS attacks, malicious BOT ATTACKS, and more.

ML-Based Threat Detection

FortiWeb employs machine learning (ML) to defend against zero-day attacks and reduce false positives in addition to regular signature updates and numerous other layers of defense.

Advanced Visual Analytics

FortiWeb’s visual reporting tools provide comprehensive analyses of attack sources, types, and other components, providing insights that other WAF solutions do not provide.

Security Fabric Intergration

Integration with FortiGate firewalls and FortiSandbox provides sophisticated persistent threat defense.

False Positive Mitigation Tools

Advanced tools that reduce the amount of time spent managing policies and exception lists on a daily basis, ensuring that only unwanted traffic is stopped.

Hardware Based Acceleration

FortiWeb provides industry-leading secured WAF throughputs as well as lightning-quick secure traffic encryption/decryption.